Solving a problem cannot be done purely by thinking. Cognition is enhanced when it is embodied with action or graphics. Visual thinking becomes an extension of our brain and allows us to share and advance thought. Recent increase in information graphics and visual design is enabled by ease in technology and visual resources. I will look at patterns and how they may enhance and shape our understanding for thought. Andy Van Solkema, a graduate of GVSU in 2002, is the Principal Designer and Founder of Visualhero, a design studio focusing on design research, information and user experience design.